If your mantle, Christmas tree or front door could use some last-minute sprucing, why not choose organic decorations for a low-waste holiday? Check out these five compostable decorations for your tree, and deck the halls with something a little greener.
1. Orange and cinnamon ornament
Ditch those store-bought ornaments for alternatives made from farmer’s market produce. Fruit-based ornaments are great places to start (trust us, they’re hard to mess up). If you plan to compost your ornament, stick to thread that is 100 percent plant-based (like cotton). And toss the whole thing into your pile after the holidays.
Dreamed up by crafty mom and Natural Suburbia blogger Linda Dawkins, these pretty ornaments double as air fresheners – emitting sweet scents of orange and cinnamon. “Our home has this beautiful fragrance wafting through it,” Dawkins says. “It is heavenly.”
Simply dry your oranges in the oven and add other organic ingredients like cinnamon sticks, acorns and pinecones. With a little help from Dawkins’ tutorial, this craft will only take about 20 minutes.